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SPURZHEIM, Johann Gaspar (1776--1832)
The physiognomical system of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim; founded on an anatomical and physiological examination of the nervous system in general, and of the brain in particular; and indicating in the dispositions and manifestations of the mind. By J.G. Spurzheim, M.D. Being at the time a book of reference for Dr. Spurzheim's demonstrative lectures. Illustrated with nineteen copper-plates. The second edition greatly improved.
London: printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1815.
xviii, 581, [1] p., frontis., XVIII pl. ; 25.0 cm. (8º)

The first edition appeared earlier in 1815. Gall and Spurzheim were pioneers of the now descriedted science of phrenology.

Copy Notes Bought from Baldwin, Craddock & Joy per James Moyes for £1 4s., 22 September 1815. (Spiers Box. Miscellaneous Booksellers). Inscribed in ink on front pastedown 1:10:0/ 1:4:0. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1815.

Binding C19th publisher's brown paper boards, printed paper spine-label including the price '1l. 10s.'.

Reference Number 4560


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